Friday, January 10, 7pm
Video Viewing in the Church Hall
The video includes original footage of the fire with local news coverage at the time, the removable of valuables from the church the next day, the first Sunday Service of Holy Communion following the fire, and the visit of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh during the rebuilding. Saturday, January 11, 5pm
Choral Evensong followed by Reflections
Our Guest preacher will be The Rev'd Dr George Westhaver, former Rector and now Principal of Pusey House, Oxford, England. Fr Westhaver was Lay Evangelist at St George’s at the time of the fire. This will be followed by a reception and a presentation of the original document which outlined the reasons for rebuilding the Round Church; and various parishioners will present their own recollections of the fire and the rebuilding. Archbishop Ron Cutler will also be in attendance at this service.
Sun, Jan. 5
4:30pm Seasonal music with harpist Ellen Gibling
5pm Christmas Lessons & Carols
Hymns, anthems, and readings featuring the Parish Choir. This service will include the music of Benjamin Britten, Herbert Howells, Michael Head, and Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck. Offering taken for the Friends of Saint George’s Society in support of the parish music programme.
7:00pm, Wednesday, December 18
A brief dramatization imagines Mary and Joseph's refugee hearing at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, followed by a roundtable discussion and open Q&A. All faiths welcome.
Donations encouraged; 100% of proceeds go to the Halifax Refugee Clinic's life-saving work.